We’ve been getting calls and emails asking if our events (ASA Open Water Swimming Collegiate National Championsships, Lake Travis Relay, Tex Robertson Highland Lakes Challenge, and Dam 5k) are on. It seems in the midst of our record drought, people are worried whether we have enough water to swim in.
Well (no pun intended), all of our events are on. The water is plenty deep.
Sure we’re worried about the drought, but we’re not worried about whether we have enough water in which to swim. At present, there is a combined 806,000 acre feet of water in Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan. In the channel in the main basin of Lake Travis, I’m guessing we should be swimming in more than 200 ft deep water for much of the race.
Water quality and clarity is good to excellent right now. For up-to-date information on water quality in Lake Travis and the other Highland Lakes go here: http://www.lcra.org/water/quality/state.html